The Anger by Maria Ivanova Z. World Premieres at Carthage Film Festival (JCC) (October 30th to November 6th)

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The Anger by Maria Ivanova Z. World Premieres at Carthage Film Festival (JCC) (October 30th to November 6th)

The Anger by Russian director Maria Ivanova Z. to land its world premiere at the Official Section Out Of Competition of the 32nd Carthage Film Festival (JCC) in Tunisia, which will take place from October 30th to November 6th, 2021. A co-production between Lebanon and Germany, the film will be presented to the audiences by its director.

The film is slated to have three screenings; on Sunday, October 31st, at Cinéma Le Colisée, at 8:00 PM Tunisia time (-1 GMT), on Monday, November 1st, at Alhambra Zephyr La Marsa, at 5:00 PM, and on Tuesday, November 2nd, at L'A.B.C, at 9:30 PM.

First launched in 1961, the Carthage Film Festival is the oldest event of its kind in the African continent and the Arab World. This year, the festival will screen a roster of 750 Arab and African films in its Official Competition (200 feature films of documentaries and fictions, and 550 short films of documentaries and fictions).

"It is a great honour for me to participate in such an important event – the 32nd Carthage Film Festival. It is the oldest film festival in the region and one of the most prestigious. I hope that the audience will like the film and for it to have a great future. We’ve gone through a lot to make this film: the explosion at the port of Beirut, the destroyed filming locations, the global lockdown, and COVID-19 crisis that took place during the film’s editing, as well as many others. I think that the premiere in Tunisia is a great reward’. Commented Maria Ivanova Z., the film’s director.

In post-war Lebanon, Ida, a young Lebanese girl, flees her small village and her alcoholic mother and goes to the big city. There, she starts dating a European man not knowing what is in store for her.

The Anger is directed by Maria Ivanova Z., who co-wrote it with Olga Artemyeva, and stars Manal Issa, Aurélien Chaussade, Houssam Sabbah, and Julia Kassar. MAD Solutions handles the film’s distribution world-wide.

Maria Ivanova Z. is a director, screenwriter and producer with over 16 years of experience in the film industry. She graduated from the Faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University. She is the CEO of the Scoop Production film company. Her filmography includes over 100 award-winning documentaries that took part in prestigious international festivals reaping awards. This includes "The Last One" or "Sonuncu", "Muhamad", "Fleeing the War" and "Village". In 2021, Maria finished her debut feature "The Anger". Currently, she is working on her film "I’m not Lakit".